Henderson Police Conduct Alcohol Compliance Checks
April 08, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
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Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police officers conducted checks of underage alcohol compliance at bars and restaurants over the weekend to help ensure that minors are not able to buy alcoholic beverages.
Officers from the Community Relations Unit, with the assistance of underage volunteers, checked 59 bars, restaurants or other establishments where purchased alcohol was consumed on site throughout the city of Henderson on Saturday night. Of the 59 establishments, 44 did not sell alcohol to the underage person. However, 15 businesses did sell alcohol to the minor in violation of the Henderson Municipal Code 04.36.340, which prohibits the distribution of alcoholic beverages to minors.
The businesses that failed were:
The clerks were issued a citation for serving an underage person and face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. The owners or managers of a business that fails a second or third time can also be issued a citation and could face the revocation of their business license. Businesses that fail an alcohol compliance check generally are rechecked at sometime in the future. Several businesses that failed a compliance check in the past were rechecked Saturday and none of those businesses sold alcoholic beverages to the underage person. The 15 businesses that did fail Saturday night failed a compliance check for the first time.
In conjunction with the federal Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant, the Henderson Police Department will continue its effort to reduce juvenile alcohol-related crimes and alcohol abuse by minors with this ongoing program of monitoring the liquor-selling establishments within the community.
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